Curriculum vitae – Jenni Metcalfe

Tertiary education

Experience

Professional associations

Professional appointments

Writing workshops attended

Publications and writings

Tertiary education

PhD Student, University of Nottingham, UK (February – August 2014)

Bachelor of Business (Communication), Queensland University of Technology (1989)

Master of Science (Environmental Science), Griffith University, Queensland (1986)

Bachelor of Education (Science), Newcastle University, New South Wales (1981)

Experience

November 1995 – current: Consultant and Director of Econnect Communication Pty Ltd

September 1989 – November 1995: Communication Manager, CSIRO Tropical Crops and Pastures

January 1989 – September 1989: Researcher for CountryWide, ABC TV, and freelance journalist

January 1984 – December 1988: Senior biology and multi-strand science teacher, Pine Rivers High School, Queensland

January 1983 – December 1984: Senior biology teacher, Lilydale High School, Victoria

Professional associations

Australian Science Communicators foundation member since 1994

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance member since 1989

Queensland University of Technology alumni member

Griffith University alumni member

Queensland Writers Centre member

Professional appointments

President, Australian Science Communicators (2006)

Secretary, Australian Science Communicators (2002)

Member, Australian Science Communicators National Committee (1995, 1996)

Member, International Scientific Committee for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (1996-present)

Visiting scholar on CSIRO Overseas Study Award (May-October, 1993)

Writing workshops attended

14 June 2003: The Thrill of Writing, with Kay Donovan

1 February 2003: Creating Characters, with Nick Earls

24 October 2002: Targeting Publishers with a Book Proposal, with Rhonda Whitton

14 September 2002: A Sense of Place, with Larry Buttrose

24 February 2001: Making the Pitch: Writing and Selling Feature Articles, with Rhonda Whitton

8 April 2000: Drawn From Life: Features and Non-fiction, with Kris Olssen

April-July 1995: Scriptwriting, with Hilary Beaton

Publications and writings

Jenni Metcalfe is author of about 80 unpublished client reports, and more than 40 publications, conference papers and other writings. Some of these are listed below.

Popular publications

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T (2009). ‘Teaching Scientists to interact with the Media’, Issues, vol. 87, pp. 41-4. View article (PDF 69 kb)

Metcalfe, J 2008, ‘Forecasting tools meet farmers’ needs’, Australian Farm Journal, April 2008.

Metcalfe, J and O’Callaghan, M 2008, ‘Communities make a stand on shared care for the land’, Partners, March–June 2008, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra.

Metcalfe, J 2003, ‘Hardy otters of the deep fjords’, Sunday Telegraph, 27 April.

Metcalfe, J 2002, ‘Hunting for fauna treasures on Hinchinbrook Island’, GEO, June–August.

 

Technical publications

Gascoigne, T, Cheng, D, Claessens, M, Metcalfe, J, Schiele, B and Shi, S 2010, ‘Is science communication its own field?‘, Jcom, Vol. 9, no. 3.

Metcalfe, J and Riedlinger, M 2009, ‘Identifying and testing engagement and public literacy indicators for river health’, Science, Technology & Society, Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 241–67. (read the abstract)

Donghong, C, Claessens, M, Gascoigne, T, Metcalfe, J, Schiele, B and Shi, S (eds) 2008, Communicating science in social contexts, new models, new practices, Springer.

Donghong, C, Metcalfe J and Schiele, B (eds) 2006, At the Human Scale: International Practices in Science Communication, Science Press, Beijing.

Metcalfe, J, Riedlinger, M, Pisarski, A and Gardner, J 2006, Collaborating across sectors, The relationships between the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) and science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) sectors, Occasional Paper 3, Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Canberra.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J May 2005, Commercialisation of research activities in the humanities, arts and social sciences, Occasional Paper, Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Canberra.

Metcalfe, J (ed) 2004, Landcare in the Philippines – A story of people and places. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra.

(see www.aciar.gov.au/web.nsf/doc/ACIA-66CW4P)

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 2003, ‘TV talent – the good, the bad and the truly dreadful’, Australian Zoologist, Vol. 32, no. 2.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 2001, ‘The Evaluation of Programs of Science Awareness’, Science Communication.

Gascoigne T and Metcalfe J 1999, Scientists Commercialising their Research, Occasional Paper Series, Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies.

Metcalfe, J and Martin, L 1998, Assessing the causes, impacts, costs and management of dryland salinity, LWRRDC Occasional Paper No 20/98, National Dryland Salinity Program.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 1997, ‘Incentives and Impediments to Scientists Communicating through the Media’, Science Communication, Vol. 18, no.3.

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T 1995, ‘Science Journalism in Australia’, Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Vol. 4, pp. 411-28.

Metcalfe, J 1994, A Natural Resources Communication Workbook, LWRRDC Occasional Paper No. 14/94, CSIRO.

Conference proceedings and presentations

Metcalfe, J and Riedlinger, M 2008 ‘Identifying and testing engagement and public literacy indicators for river health’, paper presented to workshop (April 2008), Delhi , India.

Metcalfe, J 2006, ‘Journalists’ attitudes to scientists’, paper presented at the 9th International Conference on the Public Communication of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea.

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T 2005, ‘Media Skills Workshops: Breaking down the barriers between scientists and journalists’, paper presented at the International Symposium on Public Communication of Science & Technology, “Best practices in science communication”, Beijing.

Metcalfe, J, Boy, G, Laotoco, A and Ruiz, E 2004, ‘Changing Lives and Landscapes in the Philippines’, paper presented at the International Conferenceon the Public Communication of Science & Technology, “Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity”, Barcelona (June), and the Australian Science Communicators’ Conference (September).

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T 2004, ‘The Science Communication Professional in Australia’, paper presented at the International Conferenceon the Public Communication of Science & Technology , “Scientific Knowledge and Cultural Diversity”, Barcelona (June) and at Australian Science Communicators’ Conference (September).

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T 2001, ‘Survey on how Australian journalists use the Internet’, presentation to 3rd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Press and Scientific and Social Progress (APSP2001), Beijing.

Metcalfe, J and Perry, D 2001, ‘The evaluation of science-based organisations’ communication programs’, presentation to Australian Science Communicators conference, Sydney.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 2001, ‘Why do governments spend money on national programs of science awareness?’, proceedings of the International Conference on the Public Communication of Science and Technology, “Trends in Science Communication today: bridging the gap between Theory and Practice”, Geneva.

Kirk, L and Metcalfe, J 2000, ‘Relationships – the building block to successful communication’, presentation to irrigation conference, Melbourne.

Gascoigne, Toss and Metcalfe, Jenni 1999, ‘Training scientists to understand and love the media’, presentation to World Science Conference, Budapest.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 1998, ‘Developing a new national forum for science – the Australian experience’, proceedings of the International Conference on the Public Communication of Science and Technology, “Science without Frontiers”, Berlin.

Metcalfe, J and Gascoigne, T 1998, ‘Media Skills Workshops: Breaking down the barriers between scientist and journalists’, proceedings of the International Conference on the Public Communication of Science and Technology, “Science without Frontiers”, Berlin.

Gascoigne, T and Metcalfe, J 1994, ‘Public communication of science and technology in Australia’, proceedings of the International Conference on the Public Communication of Science and Technology, “When Science becomes Culture”, Montreal.

Contact Jenni

Email jenni@econnect.com.au

Phone 07 3846 7111

Mobile 0408 551 866

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